Something else I thought of that helps - "Stop and smell the daisies"*
I realized this morning that I have been so busy in GETTER-DONE-MODE that I have not been "smelling the daisies" along the way. That's sad or stress or both. I'm glad that is changing with God's help. Gods' Help that is Step Two of the Twelve Step Program for Recovering Stressoholics. (I googled the book online but couldn't find it…LOL)
+ In the kitchen right above the sink is a window. I don't remember the last time I looked out the window and took in the view--that is, until this morning (that's sad, or stress, or both). So...
I was busy washing the oatmeal out of my hubby's pot, and instead of focusing on the sink the whole time as usual, I just happened to look out the window. There were the beautiful flowers my grandson and I planted over the weekend in my flower pot…plus the rest of God's creation right there staring me in the face. Yup, I stopped right then and there and "smelled the daisies" and it will become a part of my routine (sign of a recovering stressoholic). SMILE
+ I was taking a shower hurrying, get in and get out, like I've been doing the past few months, or year, or w h a t e v e r and I realized how good the shower spray felt on my back. I stayed in the shower longer this morning just "smelling the daisies" (sign of a recovering stressoholic). SMILE
+ Dry skin brushing is new to me; I've only been doing it the past few months…in GETTER-DONE-MODE. But more recently, I got the hang of it and realized how good it feels. Somewhere (maybe on another thread) I said something like, "Now I know how a dog feels when he gets his back scratched!" Oh, yeah!! that is "smelling the daisies" (sign of a recovering stressoholic). The manufacturer needs to add a warning label, "May be addictive." LOL
No more GETTER-DONE-MODE! YES TO "SMELLING THE DAISIES"!!! Big Grin
ENJOY LIFE!–IT'S THE ONLY ONE WE GOT (IN THE HERE AND NOW)!!!
Post Edited (daisyrlb) : 6/9/2010 7:29:21 AM (GMT-6)